January 25th- February 5th
Kindness week is this week! February 8th-12th! We have two whole school projects going on this week!
Books and Badges Program:
CRES staff and students are asking the community to donate new and gently used books to the Fishers Police Department. The FPD will use these books for their Books and Badges Program along with having them readily available for families in need.
Please help CRES collect the books by asking your student bring them in by Friday, February 12th. All books can be turned into their homeroom.
Please donate all broken and unwanted crayons to CRES during kindness week. CRES will then donate the crayons to a drive being put on by students at FHS. The students will melt and reform the crayons. The crayons will be donated to children in local hospitals.
Students will also be participating in different activities during the week encouraging kindness! It is going to be a great week!
One Book One School
“So let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education First.” Malala Yousafzai.
While one book changing the world is a tall order, we hope one book can change our school for the better. CRES students, staff, and families will be embarking on a journey with “Dear Malala, We Stand with You” by Rosemary McCarty as our jumping off point. One book, One school. We will come together around this book to discover, discuss, and honor our heroes. Every student at CRES will begin this journey on February 26th. Thanks to our amazing Librarian, Kristin Hicks, every single staff member has a copy of the book to use in all parts of the curriculum over the coming months. We will have a culminating event and closure in May.
We know heroes come in many shades, shapes, and sizes. Heroes do not always fly or wear capes, they do not always fight with strength of body or personal wealth. Malala Yousafzai is a hero to countless people across the globe for her efforts to go to school and secure schooling for other young girls. We cannot wait to enrich the lives and learning of the children, families, and staff here at CRES as we honor Malala’s struggle and discover what makes a hero.
Global Play Day!
We will start work with biographies soon!
Science & Social Studies
Big Buddies & Little Buddies
ISTEP and IREAD
Please note: If you have questions about these tests or their content, please visit the Parent Portal link in the "Important Information" section below.
Upcoming Skills and Resources
Below I have listed some of our topics and suggestions of how you can help at home! Please note that these are only suggestions and in no way required!
Math: Fractions, Geometry, Lines, & Division
Question: What is fact fluency?
- Each week your student will take a timed quiz to practice their addition and subtraction facts. They will have five minutes to complete the 100 problem quiz. The goal is to get your students to know their math facts in a snap!
- We will now start practicing our multiplication facts: 20 problems in 1 minute.
Resources to practice at home:
- Create flash cards (the old fashioned way)
- Download the app(s):
- There are many more apps you can find and utilize
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS TO HELP AND NOT REQUIRED!!!
Reading: Biographies, Folklore, Fables, Fairytales
How to help at home:
-Make a space for your child to read every night
- Read with, beside, or to your child
- Listen to your child read to you
Questions to ask about reading:
"What was the setting?"
"What is a character trait for the main character? How do you know?"
"What was that chapter, book, or page all about?"
"Retell what you just read."
"How would you feel if you were.... (character in novel)"
"Why do you think the author told you that?"
"How would this book be different if the setting was different?"
"What caused the character to do that?"
"Predict what will happen next. What from the text caused you to make that prediction?"
"Identify the theme." (Theme: the message or moral of the story)
"What is the problem in the story?"
"What was the solution to the problem?"
- Simple Machines
- Communities Change Unit
What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?
Lunch Visits and Background Checks
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